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Tuesday 12 October 1982

It was Tuesday, under the sign of Libra. The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Émile Parisien and John Booko. In that special week of October people in US were listening to Jack & Diane by John Cougar. In UK Pass The Dutchie by Musical Youth was in the top 5 hits. Fitzcarraldo, directed by Werner Herzog, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1982 while Life Extension by Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Wild America. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US) or Quantum.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?


Directed by: Werner Herzog

Starring: Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, Jos Lewgoy

Country: United States

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The Beastmaster

Directed by: Don Coscarelli

Starring: Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn

Country: United States

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Directed by: Amy Heckerling

Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Judge Reinhold

Country: United States

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Friday the 13th Part III

Directed by: Steve Miner

Starring: Dana Kimmell, Tracie Savage, Richard Brooker

Country: United States

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The Pirate Movie

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Starring: Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton

Country: United States

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Wild America

Starring: Marty Stouffer

Country: United States

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Starring: F. Murray Abraham, Chris Morgan, George Page

Country: United States

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Starring: Michael Praed

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Tales of the Gold Monkey

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Stephen Collins, Jeff MacKay, Marta DuBois, John Calvin

Country: United States

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Faerie Tale Theatre

Starring: Shelley Duvall, John Achorn, Patrick DeSantis, David McCharen

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 12 October 1982 ?

  • El Dia de la Raza - Latin America.
  • French Republican Calendar - Chanvre (Hemp) Day, twenty-first day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Columbus Day (traditionally) - United States.
  • Spain - Hispanic Day, National Day
  • Malawi - Mother's Day
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Famous Deaths:
  • 38.6 cm (15.2 inches) of rainfall, Angoon, Alaska (state record).
  • Milwaukee Brewers' Paul Molitor gets world series record five hits (World Series #79).

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What news were making the headlines those days in October 1982?

  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Carter Memoirs -- Oct. 11, 1982
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8819
  • Time: TIME Magazine Cover: Ariel Sharon -- Oct. 4, 1982


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Life Extension

By: Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw

Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach, by Pearson, Durk and Sandy Shaw

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By: Howard Fast

Max [Paperback] [Jan 01, 1983] Fast, Howard

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Indecent Exposure

By: David McClintick

When the head of Columbia Pictures, David Begelman, got caught forging Cliff Robertson's name on a $10,000 check, it seemed, at first, like a simple case of embezzlement.

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By: Danielle Steel

Despite rumors of impending war, the majestic ship Normandie makes its transatlantic voyage from Washington D.C., to France.

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?


Platform: Apple II, Arcade, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Atari 8-bit family, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, Fujitsu FM-7

Genre: Shoot 'em up

Publisher: Brøderbund Ariolasoft (for European Commodore 64 version) Atari, Inc. (Atari 5200 version) Atari Corp. (Atari 7800 and XEGS versions) Sega (1985 arcade version)

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Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Pickaxe Pete (Europe) Pick Axe Pete! (US)

Platform: Philips Videopac (Europe) Magnavox Odyssey² (US)

Genre: Action

Publisher: Philips, Magnavox


Platform: Commodore VIC-20

Genre: Arcade

Publisher: Imagine Software

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Platform: Arcade

Genre: Skill

Publisher: Atari

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1K ZX Chess

1K ZX Chess

Platform: Sinclair ZX81

Genre: Turn-based strategy

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